Place, time: Morrow Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Sikeston's Charlie Vickery (3-4), Poplar Bluff's Mike Dormady (7-0)
Last year: Sikeston won 33-16. Last week: Sikeston lost to Cape Central 44-19. Poplar Bluff beat Perryville 35-14.
Players to watch: SIKESTON -- (QB) Stephen Miller, (WR) Scotty Keenan, (DB) Nathan Eaves. POPLAR BLUFF -- (QB) Mark Gum, (RB) Todd Tinsley, (WR) Andrew Heuiser.
Outlook: Sikeston leads the all-time series 48-27-4.
Favorite: Poplar Bluff
Cape Central at Perryville
Place, time: Perryville HS, 7:00 p.m. Coaches: Cape Central's Lawrence Brookins (6-2), Perryville's Rich Chastain (3-5). Last year: Cape Central won 29-13. Last week: Cape Central beat Sikeston 44-19. Perryville lost to Poplar Bluff 14-35. Players to watch: CAPE CENTRAL -- (QB) Mitch Craft, (RB) Brandon Twiggs, (WR) Mark Dunaway. PERRYVILLE -- (RB) Jesse Whistler, (WR) Kyle Dobbelare, (FB) Andrew Bachmann. Outlook: Cape Central QB Mitch Craft leads the SEMO Conference with 1,641 passing yards. Favorite: Cape Central _
Parkway West at Jackson
Place, time: Jackson HS, 7:30 p.m. Coaches: Parkway West's Boyd Manne (1-7), Jackson's Carl Gross (4-3).
Last year: Parkway West won 22-7. Last week: Parkway West lost to Francis Howell 7-28. Jackson beat Parkway Central 34-28. Players to watch: PARKWAY WEST -- (QB) John Mach, (RB) Chris Jackson, (WR) Doug Dwyer. JACKSON -- (QB) Marc Lumsden, (RB) Aaron Randolph, (TE) Tyler McNeely.
Outlook: The one-win Longhorns will have a tough time in Indian Country.
Caruthersville at Portageville
Place, time: Portageville High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Caruthersville's David Gilmore (7-1), Portageville's Jim McKay (5-2).
Last year: Portageville won 29-27. Last week: Caruthersville beat East Prairie 56-0. Portageville lost to Malden 24-27. Players to watch: CARUTHERSVILLE -- (QB) Rogers VanAusdall, (RB) Jimmy Jackson, (WR) Plessie Ellitt. PORTAGEVILLE -- (RB) Antonio Scott, (QB) Jordan Penn, (OL) Danny Tubbs.
Outlook: The Bulldogs always seem to rise to the occasion in games like this.
Dexter at NMCC
Place, time: NMCC High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Dexter's Aaron Pixley (5-3), NMCC's Steve Rogers (6-2).
Last year: Dexter won 21-7. Last week: Dexter beat Kennett 7-6. NMCC beat Fredericktown 21-8. Players to watch: DEXTER -- (QB) Kyle Espey, (RB) Alex Becker, (WR) Derek Roberts. NMCC -- (QB) Darrel Newsom, (RB) Remond Willis, (WR) Edgar Givens.
Outlook: The Eagles will be looking for revenge after last year's loss to the Bearcats.
Kennett at Fredericktown
Place, time: Fredericktown High School, 7:00 p.m.
Coaches: Kennett's Ronnie Jones (2-5), Fredericktown's Kent Gibbs (5-3)
Last year: Fredericktown won 28-14. Last week: Kennett lost to Dexter 6-7. Fredericktown lost to NMCC 8-21. Players to watch: KENNETT -- (QB) David Wilson, (RB) Dontavis Jones, (FB) Jeff Bailey. FREDERICKTOWN -- (RB) Kyle Stephens, (QB) Kyle Tesreau, (RB) George DePuy.
Outlook: Both teams need a win to remain in the district hunt.
Grandview at Charleston
Place, time: Marshall Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Grandview's Chris Woelich (1-7), Charleston's Brent Anderson (3-5).
Last year: Charleston won 33-13. Last week: Grandview lost to Scott City 14-45. Charleston lost to Crystal City 14-26. Players to watch: GRANDVIEW -- (QB) Jesse Richard, (RB) Jacob Laubenthal, (WR) Waylon Richard. CHARLESTON -- (QB) A.H. Marshall, (RB) Joseph Watts, (TE) Ashton Farmer.
Outlook: The Eagles are traditionally one of the worst teams in this district.
|Malden at East Prairie|
Place, time: East Prairie High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Malden's Kevin Collier (2-6), East Prairie's Brett Blackman (3-4).
Last year: Malden won 53-8. Last week: Malden beat Portageville 27-24. East Prairie lost to Caruthersville 0-56. Players to watch: MALDEN -- (QB) Jon Henfling, (RB) Terrell Butler, (RB) Richard Marks. EAST PRAIRIE -- (RB) Josh Boyer, (RB) Paris Tipler, (RB) Brent Harland.
Outlook: The Green Wave looked like a long shot in the district...until last week.
|Scott City at Crystal City|
Place, time: Crystal City High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Scott City's Jackie Johnson (3-5), Crystal City's Dan Ridgeway (5-3)
Last year: Scott City won 29-22. Last week: Scott City beat Grandview 45-14. Crystal City beat Charleston 26-14. Players to watch: SCOTT CITY -- (QB) Luke McClellan, (RB) Matt Schaefer, (WR) Ryan Glastetter. CRYSTAL CITY -- (QB) Bobby Schembre, (RB) Josh Meadows, (LB) Chad Hankins. Outlook: Each team needs a win to remain in the driver's seat in the district.
Favorite: Crystal City
|St. Vincent at Chaffee|
Place, time: Chaffee High School, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: St. Vincent's Keith Winkler (5-3), Chaffee's Terry Brashers (0-8).
Last year: St. Vincent won 42-7. Last week: St. Vincent beat Hayti 27-0. Chaffee lost to Valle Catholic 7-57. Players to watch: ST. VINCENT -- (QB) Chad Lane, (FB) Chris Kline, (RB) Kyle Kline. CHAFFEE -- (QB) Jeff Daugherty, (RB) David Rhoda, (WR) Nick Powderly.
Outlook: A win by Chaffee would be the upset of the year.
Favorite: St. Vincent
Hayti at Valle Catholic
Place, time: Valle High School, 7:00 p.m.
Coaches: Hayti's Jerry Bethune (5-2), Valle's William Palmer (5-3)
Last year: Hayti won 38-6. Last week: Hayti lost to St. Vincent 0-27. Valle beat Chaffee 57-7. Players to watch: HAYTI -- (WR) William Moore, (RB) Torey Nelson, (QB) Josh White. VALLE -- (RB) Steve Koller, (TE) Shawn Odneal, (QB) Patrick Odneal. Outlook: After last week's stunning loss, the Indians will look to bounce back.